Getting women through education’s glass ceiling

The gender action plan for universities must be welcomed and implemented

18th November, 2018

Last week, the government published a gender action plan for the Irish higher education sector. Although it is a long and detailed document, attention has almost entirely focused on the plan to launch women-only professorships to address the under-representation of women in senior academic posts.

This suggestion has excited considerable comment on air and online, and aroused what might be best described as a backlash. I would urge everyone to read the entire report before...

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